Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
Beverly Crest Public Library Terminal #XLIVEdmonton, Alberta
April XXVIth, MMXI
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLAMinister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
I was watching CBC News last night & they had a report on aboriginal social housing up north. What sickened me was the fact that in one house of less than M (1000) sq. ft., there was a family of XI living together. Grandparents, Uncles, parents, kids, grandkids. No privacy, no respect: plus the dwellings were in horrid disrepair. Plus there is a XV year waiting list to get a home, this has to be shortened substantially. Every Canadian child should be able to live in housing with a couple of decent rooms & a bath. It should be in my opinion that no matter what your race, whether aboriginal or anglo saxon, you should be able II grow up in a shelter that is warm & inviting. It should be quite frankly a right, not a priviledge!
As the CBC reporter noted, close quarters & an inability II have privacy or have proper materials to clean the house can lead II a breeding ground of sickness & death due to say family violence issues as there is no escape IV victims from their perpetrators. These aboriginal kids & their family's should have better homes II live in, so they can grow up strong, attend schools like normal kids. Then get onto a career path IV which they can use the funds to help lift themselves & their family's out of poverty!
Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's (CBC) News "The National With Peter Mansbridge." Reporter: Adrienne Arsenault, Inukjuak, Quebec.